Monday, October 12, 2015

Jane Austen Lives Again - Cover Reveal!

I'm so thrilled to show you the cover of my new book, Jane Austen Lives Again. I know I've said it before but I've loved writing this book and hope you enjoy it. Though I've set the book in 1925, there are several scenes that take place in Jane Austen's time as she reflects on her past life. I've really enjoyed trying to imagine how Jane might have adjusted to a different age and thinking about how her first life would have influenced her second. She's been given the chance to live again in a body half her age, but with all the experience of a life already lived. I hope you'll join me in following Jane's adventures to her own very happy ending! 




When Jane Austen’s doctor discovers the secret to immortal life in 1817 she thinks her wishes have come true. But when Jane wakes up from the dead, she hasn’t reckoned on her doctor being a descendant of the original Dr Lyford or that it’s taken over a 100 years to perfect the process. Finding herself in 1925, a penniless Miss Austen must adjust to the Jazz Age, get herself a job, and discover the only one suitable is in the most dreaded of all occupations. Becoming a governess to five girls of an eccentric, bohemian family at the neglected and crumbling Manberley Castle is not exactly her dream job, and Jane soon finds she’s caught up in the dramas of every family member. The children are not quite what she’s expected, and her employer, Lady Milton is at her wit’s end.  But Jane loves nothing more than a challenge, and now living in a new body half her real age, but with all the wisdom gained from a lifetime in the past, she resolves on putting the family in order. If only she can resist falling in love, her common sense and resolve will win the day and change the lives of them all!

Inspired by Jane Austen’s wonderful novels and written in the tradition of classic books like Cold Comfort Farm, I Capture the Castle, and Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, Jane Austen Lives Again is a fairy story for grown-ups.

Coming in November 2015!


12 comments:

Anji said...

Sounds fantastic Jane. I'm always up for a new work from you!

Jane Odiwe said...

Thank you, Anji-you're so kind!

Haze Mills said...

Love the cover Jane, can't wait to read it!

PdxIrishGirl said...

The cover is wonderful! I really like the idea waking up to the Roaring 20's, and I can't
wait to read this.

Jane Odiwe said...

Thank you, Hazel-I'm thrilled you like it!

Thank you, PdxIrishGirl -I've had a lot of fun with this one!

Vee said...

Fabulous. Looking forward to reading your wonderful new book :)

Cassandra Grafton said...

This will be the must-read of 2015 for me! Love the idea and the cover!

Jane Odiwe said...

Thank you, Cassandra, for your lovely comments-I hope you enjoy it!

Jane Odiwe said...

Thank you, Vee for your kind comments - I hope you enjoy it!

Vee said...

I always enjoy reading your books Jane :) x

Francoise Hayart said...

I have just read the first chapter of your book and I hope that it will be translated into French because the story is very attractive. I shall read it all the same in English because it is relatively simple to understand even for me who do not master well English

Jane Odiwe said...

Thank you, Francoise-I'm thrilled that you like it!